Apparently, the sales of the duo (Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge) are not as good as expected as reported. Samsung need new flagship phones to get the market.
Will Galaxy S6 edge+ give Samsung a lift in poor sales?
This post will try to highlight new features of Galaxy S6 edge+ vs Galaxy S6 edge.
1. Galaxy S6 edge+ is bigger (and heavier)
As suggested by its name, Galaxy S6 edge+ is really a plus-size sibling of Galaxy S6 edge.
The screen size of Galaxy S6 edge+ is 5.7″, which is significantly larger than the 5.1″ S6 edge.
The dimension of the Galaxy S6 edge+ is 6.08″ x 2.98″ x 0.27″; while Galaxy S6 edge only has a dimension of 5.59″x 2.76″ x 0.28″.
You will also feel Galaxy S6 edge+ is about 16% heavier (153g) than S6 edge (132g).
But for most owners, one-hand operation is not a big issue.
2. More features for edge screen
Edge screen is a signature feature in Galaxy S6 edge.
In addition to all features of the edge screen in Galaxy S6 edge, the Galaxy S6 edge+ adds more features to the edge screen. Now you can add favorite apps to edge screen.
For existing Galaxy S6 edge owners, Samsung may bring this feature to your phone in future update.
3. New camera features
Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge set the standard for smartphone cameras in 2015.
Although Galaxy S6 edge+ uses the identical camera sensors as Galaxy S6 edge, significant improvements in camera features can be spotted. These include:
- RAW support in Pro Mode. For advanced users, Galaxy S6 edge+ can save photos in RAW format. This means you have the full freedom to edit the photos after they are taken. You are not limited to effects and filters. You can travel back and re-adjust camera settings.
- Video collage mode. You can capture multiple videos and play them in a single collage.
- Live broadcast. You can broadcast yourself live through YouTube in Galaxy S6 edge+ camera app. You can set the broadcast as private (only invited contacts can watch) or public.
Again, probably (no confirmation or guarantee from Samsung yet) these features will be added to Galaxy S6 edge in future update.
4. More (4GB) RAM and larger battery (3000mAh)
Galaxy S6 edge+ shares almost identical hardware specs with Galaxy S6 edge.
But for the RAM, Galaxy S6 edge+ comes with 4GB; while Galaxy S6 edge has 3 GB. For most owners, they will not notice the difference. But for heavy game players, and multi window users, the additional 1GB memory should boost the performance and reduce the possible lags.
Thanks to the larger size of Galaxy S6 edge+, a larger battery with 3000mAh capacity is fitted in S6 edge+. This is 15% larger than that in Galaxy S6 edge (2600mAh).
5. Fast wireless charging
Galaxy S6 edge comes with fast charging and wireless charging. But when you use wireless charging, fast charging will not be activated.
Now Samsung introduced fast wireless charging to Galaxy S6 edge+. This is the first smartphone with fast wireless charging. It is faster than normal wireless charging. But it is slightly slower than fast charging.
So the charging time sit between fast charging and wireless charging.
6. Bad news: Galaxy S6 edge+ has no IR blaster, no SD card slot, no removable battery
It is unclear why Samsung removed the IR blaster from Galaxy S6 edge+. Probably due to the low usage and cost saving. Most Galaxy phone owners are not aware of this feature.
As for SD card slot, and removable battery, I listed them as the defects of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Galaxy S6 edge+ continue to disappoint some potential owners who need these features.
Anyway, if you need removable battery or SD card support, Samsung is closing the doors for you.
What do you think about Galaxy S6 edge+ vs Galaxy S6 edge? What are your favorite features?
Please let’s discuss in the comments below.